Is anyone else dealing with some post-Christmas depression? I feel like there was so much lead up and so little time to actually enjoy Christmas day. Ahh well, must be signs of a good time right?
We swapped some funny, extra gifts on Christmas eve as planned- we had decided to spend an extra $20 on each other for some novelty gifts to exchange xmas eve. Most present exchanging also took place after a Christmas eve dinner with my cousins, uncle, brother and mumma.
On Christmas Day we had a bit of a sleep in before opening the ‘real’ presents (I’m so spoilt!)
and heading to a Christmas lunch with the bf’s family.
On boxing day we braved Carindale shops and my goodness it was busy. I think a little too busy as I was not in the mood to search for bargains and only got a few things- the bf got more than me!
Since then it’s pretty much been business as usual- our current tv season obsession is Game of Thrones, and we’ve watched all three seasons just about!
Today hasn’t been great for me either as it seems I’ve got a stomach bug and had very little sleep. I was so unwell that I couldn’t make either of my Step classes this morning or my PT sessions I hate letting people down, but let’s just say that I couldn’t be away from the toilet for that long…
Anyways, perhaps not the best note to end off on..but I do have a recipe, well a couple I want to share. My step mum and dad (and bro) came over for a bbq last Saturday and I tested out a new dessert using my fave Norbu. It included fruit salad, a meringue and a cream topping of sorts.
Whilst the meringue was slightly more dense that usual fluffy meringues, it had the same look about it (though browned slightly more) and a similar sweetness, so I decided to call them Meringue Biscuits. What is even cooler is that all they have in them is clean ingredients, and low carbs and plenty of protein… which means it’s perfect for me to have after dinner! (for those new- I eat a heap of carbs don’t stress- just the nutritional plan I’m on has given me all my carbs during the day)
- 8 tbs of Pure Egg egg white mixture OR 4 egg whites seperated from yolk
- 3 tsps of corn flour
- 1 tsp of white vinegar
- 1/2 cup of Norbu (or to taste)
- Beat eggs and Norbu together until fluffy, silky and able to form peaks. Ensure the Norbu has dissolved.
- Add in remaining ingredients and stir through.
- Place into a 180 degree celsius fanforced oven and then reduce the temperature to 120 degrees celsius.
- Cook for an hour or so (depending upon your oven and whether you are making one whole pavlova or seperate ones).
- Leave in the oven overnight or for 6-12 hrs this should allow the meringue to develop a crunchy outside.
Serve with Chobani cream and fruit salad as I did, or try something different! The Chobani cream recipe to come
- Do you prefer meringue or pavlova?